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Pseudo-variety and ownership of the soft drink industry

When you buy soft drinks and other beverages at the grocery store, most likely you're buying something that is part of a bigger brand. We…

Understanding Shakespeare with visualization

Shakespeare literature is confusing. That's not even an opinion. It's a fact. Stephan Thiel, for his B.A. thesis at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam,…

Design advanced online and interactive maps with Polymaps

In a collaboration between SimpleGeo, who makes location data easier to access, and Stamen, who does all kinds of wonderful with maps, announced Polymaps today.…

Bus movements in San Francisco animated

Eric Fischer has been having a good bit of fun with maps lately. In his latest, he animates movements of the San Francisco MUNI (that's…

Discuss: Driving is why you’re fat?

In a collaboration between GOOD and Hyperakt, they come out with a bold statement: driving is why you're fat. They follow with a graphic that…

Stacked area shows the Web is dead?

Wired has declared that the Web is dead in their September cover story, and they lead off with this stacked area chart showing the decline…

Illustrated guide to a PhD

When I first got in to graduate school, I really had no idea what I was getting in to. I thought it'd be like undergraduate…

Stamen makes experimental prettymaps

Add another toy to Stamen's bag of tricks. The recently launched prettymaps by Aaron Straup Cope uses shapefiles from Flickr, urban areas from Natural Earth,…

Animated map of earthquakes in Iceland

I'm late on this, but remember that volcano eruption in Iceland a few months back, and all the European airports had to shut down because…

You + Me = Awesome

I used this diagram to convince my wife to marry me (j/k). Buy the print by Nick Schmitz here. Have a good weekend! [via swissmiss]…

Back-of-the-napkin personal financial advice

Carl Richards, a financial planner and a regular on The New York Times' Bucks blog, uses graphs and diagrams to explain personal finance. And as…

Martin Wattenberg talks data and visualization

Martin Wattenberg, who with his associate Fernanda Viégas, was just snatched up by Google, talks data and visualization in a lecture at MIT. For the…

Weeplaces visualizes your FourSquare movements

I'm still not comfortable sharing my location with strangers, and my friends are all really low-tech, so FourSquare has never appealed to me. But if…

Designing an easier-to-read NYC subway map

There's a lot of history behind the New York City subway map, but despite all the revisions, people (especially out-of-towners) still find it hard to…

Alex Rodriguez joins the 600 club

Alex Rodriguez became only the seventh player in MLB history to hit 600 home runs, at a younger age than any of the previous six…

$8.7b Iraq development funds unaccounted for

A simple question from GOOD magazine: where did the money to rebuild Iraq go? In 2003, the Development Fund for Iraq (DFI) was established for…

Another view of Inception, with the kicks this time

Here's another timeline of Inception from deviantArt user, dehas. This one has the kicks in it. Start on the bottom left, and follow the character…

Back to the Future trilogy timelines

You know I can never resist a good Back to the Future reference. Also from graphic designer Sean Mort, the trilogy timelines are displayed in…

Need a new logo? Use this flowchart to decide

This flowchart from Watermark Design helps you decide if you need a new logo. Oddly enough all paths lead to Watermark's logo design services. That…

New York Times on how they design their graphics

Leading up to their book, Turning Pages: Editorial Design for Print Media, publisher Gestalten has a chat with Steve Duenes and Archie Tse — of…

Browse street-side with Microsoft Street Slide

When street view came out on all the the popular online map applications, we thought it was awesome. We were able to see photos of…

Inception dream levels explained in flowchart

You knew this was coming. I'd call spoiler alert for those who haven't seen Inception yet, but honestly, this flowchart from graphic designer Sean Mort…